Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 27, 2020 (ZIZ News):Nine members of the federation’s security forces are in quarantine following a recent smuggling operation at Palmetto Bay.
That is according Divisional Commander for District A, Superintendent Cromwell Henry who said it was done as a precautionary measure.
“Presently from that smuggling operation we have up to about nine members of the security forces who are in quarantine, not that we are saying that they contracted the virus but as a precautionary measure because they came in to close contact with these persons we have to take all the precautions and not take any chances less other officers become exposed unnecessarily.
Superintendent Henry was at the time speaking on Thursday’s episode of Policing with You.
He spoke of some of Covid-19 protocols in place to ensure the safety of the officers while on duty.
“We could take the basic minimum precautions that we advise everyone else -wear your mask, wear gloves where necessary, do as much as you can to cover your nose and your mouth but inevitably the police will have to come in contact with individuals at some point and we can only hope that these protective measures that we take – wearing the mask in particular work.”
Superintendent Henry said the officers in quarantine are from the St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force, Customs, Coast Guard and Police.
He also said that the persons who were remanded were tested and the test results came back negative.
“Policing with You” airs every Thursday on ZIZ radio at 9:15am during the “Morning Show”.